I mustered all my nerve to share this.
I'm sketching for a self-portrait.
Much idealized... I am not as young or pretty.
Going to do it in watercolor and hopefully finish it
before my impending 44th birthday in two weeks.
This portrait is utterly lovely in so many ways. You are amazing, but then we all knew that! The eyes are absolutely stunning, they just literally jump out at you...and the birds about your head just signifies for me that you must be a very special kind soul...reminds me so of that scene in Cinderella when all of the birds were flying about her while she was tidying up her room after waking...they just loved her..as your birds love you!!!!
thank you for finding that courage. we already know that you are beautiful. so, we know you truly are that pretty. i wish i had your talent and confidence to put pigment to paper. thanks for always providing the inspiration.
I love your eyes in your self-portrait. Just as I love how the sensitive way you draw eyes gives your birdies life and personality (in all of your paintings). From my perspective? 44...oh so young and so many beautiful years ahead of you. Enjoy.
Thank you for the courage to share. You have captured yourself perfectly as I would see you surrounded by your birds with a look of contentment and peacefulness. It's fabulous and I can't wait to see the finished portrait. Happy Pre Birthday to you.
It's beautiful (as are you!), so glad you decided to share it. I love how it's got all these little points to focus on that you only spot when you give it another look. I can't wait to see what it will look like once you add watercolours.
Es precioso, yo tampoco te he visto nunca en persona, pero seguro que es más fiel a la realidad de lo que dices! Aún sin colores, despide luz. Tengo anotado en mi agenda el día 15 para felicitarte, espero que no se me pase!!
Hermoso retrato... has captado bien tu esencia!! es lo que nos transmites... un alma joven y serena, creativa y amante de la naturalezay todo lo que le rodea. No puedo esperar a verla terminada...Un abrazo.
First I was thinking, Oh she's so young, I didn't realize that :) 44 is still young though. I have my 45th birthday in about 4 weeks. One day we can have a joint birthday party. Is my cactus a prickley pear or does it just look the same? I took it in spain, it was a "roadkill". How does the fruit taste. Too many questions? Just ignore them.
Es precioso! Tus ojos, tu mirada, trasmiten mucha energía. Son curiosos, serenos, alegres... con mucha vida. Hace varios años que sigo tu blog, y coincido con el resto de comentarios en que tu retrato refleja tu esencia, lo que nos trasmites.
It would be sad if you made yourself less attractive! Anyway, art is art, not journalism. I hope we'll get to see the finished product. You draw beautifully of course, but it's your colors are delicious! It's brave to share a work in progress